The Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems (LDCN) is a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the advancement of nanotechnology through innovations in systems theory and control engineering. The main thrust of research in the laboratory is to develop methodologies, technologies, and the necessary instrumentation for fast and accurate interrogation and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale. LDCN's multidisciplinary research team pursues a dynamic and active research program that maintains a solid systems and control focus on a variety of emerging applications in nanotechnology.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Ph: +1 972 883 4158

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Recent News

LDCN to host distinguished academic visitors
August 19, 2016
At the invitation of LDCN, a number of control systems experts will visit UT Dallas this fall...
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Professor Graham Goodwin presents invited seminar at UT Dallas
August 19, 2016
LDCN was pleased to invite Dr. Graham Goodwin from The University of Newcastle, Australia, as a visitor to UT Dallas during summer...
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Reza Moheimani gives talk at IMA Quantum and Nano Control workshop
April 19, 2016
Professor Reza Moheimani was one of the featured speakers at the IMA Quantum and Nano Control workshop, held on April 11-15 at the University of Minnesota...
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LDCN paper highlighted in IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
January 25, 2016
A recent paper authored by Mohammad Maroufi, Anthony Fowler, and Reza Moheimani has been highlighted in the current issue of the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems...
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Postdoctoral research position available
November 18, 2015
A postdoctoral research position within LDCN is currently available...
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Recent Publications

M. G. Ruppert, A. G. Fowler, M. Maroufi, S. O. R. Moheimani

On-Chip Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy: A Silicon-on-Insulator MEMS Approach (Journal Article)

IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2017, (Accepted for publication).

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A. G. Fowler, S. O. R. Moheimani

A 4-DOF MEMS Energy Harvester Using Ultrasonic Excitation (Journal Article)

IEEE Sensors Journal, 16 (21), pp. 7774–7783, 2016.

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A. Bazaei, M. Maroufi, A. G. Fowler, S. O. R. Moheimani

Internal Model Control for Spiral Trajectory Tracking with MEMS AFM Scanners (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 24 (5), pp. 1717–1728, 2016.

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S. I. Moore, S. O. R. Moheimani

A switched actuation and sensing method for a MEMS electrostatic drive (Inproceeding)

Proc. 2016 American Control Conference, 2016.


M. Grover, C. Wagner, M. Maiworm, R. Temilov, S. Tautz, M. V. Salapaka, S. M. Salapaka, R. D. Braatz, S. O. R. Moheimani

Control on a Molecular Scale: a Perspective (Inproceeding)

Proc. 2016 American Control Conference, 2016.


M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. O. R. Moheimani

State Estimation for High-Speed Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

Proc. 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, 2016.